Lynsey Berwick

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MNCPS (Accred) Counsellor | Psychotherapist
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Lee-On-The-Solent PO13 & Fareham PO16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Feeling overwhelmed, stuck, lost, or anxious? Perhaps you don’t even know how you feel right now, you just know something doesn’t feel right.

In the midst of life's challenges, we often feel alone, coping the best way we know how, the trouble is - sometimes we don't know how to best support ourselves, or how we cope just seems to make things worse - as daunting as it is, seeking support is not only ok, it’s also the most empowering action you can take towards making positive change.

As an integrative therapist with experience in corporate, NHS, and education settings, I tailor my approach uniquely to you. I offer a calm, non-judgemental and safe space for you to untangle, and step back from the pressures and expectations of our fast-paced world. Together we reflect to discover what it is that you truly feel and what you need to move forward with a renewed sense of self, navigating challenges confidently, and embracing a more fulfilling life.

Whether we meet face-to-face in my private consulting room, embark on a walk-and-talk 'outdoor counselling' session, or connect online or via telephone, all you need to bring is you.

Taking the first step is hard, but your healing journey has already started by you searching for a counsellor. If you feel that you might like to work with me, the next step is a simple click to get in touch and schedule your appointment. I look forward to working with you. You aren't alone - I’m here to help you every step of the way.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications held:

  • Level 5 Psychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma Therapeutic Counselling (Prof Dip Psy C.) 
  • Level 4 Advanced Diploma Therapeutic Counselling (Ad.Dip Psy C.) 
  • Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Cert Dip CS)
  • Mental Health First Aider via Mental Health First Aid England

My counselling journey began in 2017, and I've since gained valuable experience in various areas:

  • As a dedicated staff Counsellor at a primary school, I have experience in providing short-term, solution-focused therapy for teachers. Working to create a safe and supportive space for educators to offload and explore their personal and professional challenges, ensuring they are supported and emotionally equipped to be present for the children in their care helping to to foster a positive environment for both teaching staff and students.
  • Assisting individuals in managing stress as a Wellbeing Trainer and Coach with mental health charity Mind.
  • Helping clients cope with anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, and other anxiety disorders as a Counsellor with Anxiety UK.
  • Working for the NHS, specialising in supporting staff well-being, offering personalised stress management, anger, sleep, and well-being coaching, as well as workshops and support.
  • Supporting clients through grief and loss with The Hampshire Bereavement Charity, providing space to process intense emotions and navigate life after loss.
  • Having previously worked in a global corporation, I understand the impact of work-related stress, burnout, workplace bullying, redundancy, and other challenges on our mental health.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Fees

£50.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA
  • Health Assured

When I work

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Further information

For clients in Lee on the Solent and surrounding areas I offer walk and talk sessions,  1-hour, route and further details are tailored to individuals and confirmed during initial consultation.

What is Walk and Talk Counselling?

Walk and talk therapy is “taking the traditional counselling session outdoors”.
Outdoor sessions are good for those who may feel a little anxious or claustrophobic in the environment of a one-on-one session in a room - the potential intensity of eye contact is removed for those who find it an uncomfortable part of therapeutic work.


When we move our bodies and shift our environment, we can think differently about aspects of our lives that have before seemed immovable. Being outdoors is a physically more relaxing experience for our bodies and, therefore, our minds are freer to open up.


Working therapeutically outdoors can help with feelings of being “stuck”, as we are moving forwards in the sessions physically and the sense of looking forwards to the changes that you want from therapy.


Being outside releases endorphins and is generally mood-enhancing, can support weight loss, lowers blood pressure, boosts immunity, speeds up digestion, and improves heart health.


Lee-On-The-Solent, Hampshire, PO13

The West Street Counselling Centre, 126 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0EP

Type of session

In person
Online
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Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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